Kindle in Ireland

The Kindle from Amazon is the best selling eBook reader and you can buy a Kindle online in Ireland direct from Amazon in the USA .
Normally – Irish residents would shop online at the Amazon UK website  – but for various , if you want to buy a Kindle in Ireland you have to get it from the Amazon.Com Kindle Store
Amazon launched some new versions of the Kindle in September 2011 – the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Fire – but these are only available in the United States and it looks like they won’t be available in the UK or Ireland for a long time.

The lowest priced Kindle on Amazon – for use in Ireland is now just $109 Dollars – when the taxes and shipping costs are added it comes to about €120 Euro.
See the Cheapest Kindle Here
The Kindle shown as $79 dollars is the “Special Offers” one – which has advertising and is not available to buy in Ireland.

The cheapest 3G Kindle with a keyboard- which gives you free internet access in about 100 countries – costs  $189 dollars – which converts to about €195 Euro including delivery to Ireland . 3G Kindle with Keyboard

See the various other Kindle options at Amazon here

The Kindle DX has a larger 9.7 inch screen – and is better for reading textbooks. The DX Kindle can be ordered online at Amazon for UK and Ireland delivery – SEE Kindle DX Here

People in Ireland can also buy a Kindle Keyboard online from Viking Direct – with  delivery included in the price – which is currently €145 (€119.99 ex vat) for the basic model.
The 3G Kindle with keyboard costs €193.59 at Viking .

Some reasons to buy the Kindle:

1. The Specialist e-ink technology mean it’s like reading a book, and much more comfortable on the eye than a computer screen or a tablet.

2.  Free web worldwide.  –  Yes it’s true – if you buy a 3G Kindle you get free internet access (via mobile networks) across most of Europe and some of the world . (About 100 countries). So – you can  download books or newspapers at no additional cost, even without wi-fi connection.  There is also  a web browser (look under  “experimental” option in the menu )  . It’s black and white, and pretty basic –  but for scanning text  and checking  web-mail like Gmail it’s fine and at  no cost. For anyone who travels abroad regularly this is a great little feature – and will cut out the need to use those mobile data roaming on your mobile phone.

3. You can download books directly. The beauty of the Kindle is, due to the wi-fi or 3G, you don’t have to connect to your computer to download books – get them straight to the Kindle.

4. Long battery life. It has a long battery life, though if you’re not downloading books or using the web, turn wi-fi off to conserve juice.

Irish Residents – Buy your Kindle at Amazon Here . or buy a Kindle at Viking here

UK residents buy your Kindle at Amazon Here


Pet Food Online Ireland

You can now buy top brands of dog food and cat food in bulk online with delivery to Ireland at Amazon.
Free delivery on orders over £25. Prices are in pounds – so it works out even better.
You can get cat food by Felix , Go-Cat , Whiskas , Purina, Kit-e-Cat , Sheba and Gourmet Perle.

See the Cat food available on Amazon Here

Dog Food is also available – with all the well known brands to buy in bulk.  Bakers, Winalot , Pedigree, IAMS,
See the dog food available on Amazon


JD Sports in Ireland

JD Sports were in the news in the UK recently because of a few of their shops were targeted by looters in the riots.  JD Sports sell clothing and footwear  by top brands such as Adidas, Nike, Converse, Fred Perry, Lacoste, Sonnetti , Timberland , Reebok , Ben Sherman and many more. They sell clothing and footwear for men and women.

Thre is no website but the  JD Sports online shopping site accepts Paypal and delivery to Ireland is a reasonable £4.99. Prices online are in Sterling – which usually means better value for Irish online shoppers.

In Ireland – JD Sports only have a few shops – but they recently took over Champion Sports so we may see a few more JD Sports shops around Ireland soon. There is a JD Sports shop in Wexford, Athlone, Blanchardstown , Waterford


GAP Clothes

Gap sell  modern,   American style, clean, classic clothing and accessories .
GAP have clothing for all ages – men , women babies and children and now with maternity wear too.

T-shirts & Tops ,  Shirts & Blouses,  Knitwear ,  Hoodies & Sweats , Coats & Jackets ,  Dresses ,  Skirts & Shorts ,  Jeans ,  Trousers , Sportswear ,  Nightwear & Loungewear ,  Maternity

There are very few Gap stores in Ireland – one in Dundrum , One in Cork and one inside Arnotts in Dublin.
There is no dedicated website – but delivery to Ireland is available from the Gap.EU site – with a £10 delivery fee to Ireland. Prices in Sterling.


Clothes Shops

Shopping for clothes online in Ireland has increased over the past couple of years . There is now  greater access to high-speed broadband, improved security, and better-designed websites.
There’s more choice of clothes online and a wider range of sizes. Online clothes shops never close  and there are plenty of online bargains to be found especially if you’re OK with last season’s gear. Many more online clothes shops are now delivering to Ireland – some for Free.  The weak Pound also means bigger savings for Irish shoppers paying online  in Sterling.
Here are some of the online clothes shops that deliver to Ireland.

Aftershock – Womens Clothes

ASOS – Clothes for Women , Men and Kids

Banana Republic – Mens Clothes ; Womens Clothes

Boden – Clothes for all the Family

BooHoo – Ladies Clothes

Burton Menswear

Debenhams – Clothes and more

Dorothy Perkins – Womens Clothes

Dress for Less – Womens and Mens Clothes

GAP – Clothes for Everyone

House of Fraser – Top brand clothes for adults and children.

John Lewis – Mens and Womens Clothing

M&Co – Clothes for all the Family

MandM Direct Men and Women

Miss Selfridge – Womens Clothing

New Look – Clothes for Women, Men and Teens

Topman – Mens Clothes

Urban Outfitters – Women /Men

Wallis – Womenswear

Yoox – Designer Clothes – Men and Women



Makeup and Cosmetics

Buying cosmetics online can save you money compared to buying in your local pharmacy .  Most women have a favourite brand of cosmetics – so  why pay massive high street prices when you can get the same stuff online for less?

There are a few online shops that will deliver make-up and cosmetics to Ireland as well as the UK. Most of these online shops also sell a wide range of perfumes after shaves, skincare and beauty products.

Debenhams deliver makeup and cosmetics  fragrances in Ireland for a €5 delivery charge. (Free delivery on orders over £30 )

House of Fraser sell all the popular brands of cosmetics such as Bobbi Brown ,  Biotherm and more . Delivery £3 to Ireland – Free on larger orders.

Strawberry Net Makeup with free Delivery everywhere. Paypal accepted

Beauty Expert charge £4.95 to deliver any number of items to Ireland

Feel Unique do free delivery to Ireland and elsewhere. Makeup and skincare. Paypal accepted

Beauty Bay charge £3.50 for delivery to Ireland for the first item and 50p for every extra item. Their  product range includes  lip plumpers, foundation, eye shadows, mascara, lipsticks, foundation primers and mineral makeup.

Chemist Direct sell makeup and delivery to Ireland starts at £3.50 . Paypal accepted.

Life and Looks is based in Northern Ireland and sell a wide range of Pharmacy items . Irish delivery charges are £8  . Paypal accepted.

If you live in Northern Ireland you can shop online at Boots (they don’t deliver to the Republic)

Some of the top selling makeup brands include

Biotherm , Bobbi Brown , Clarins , Clinique , Cover FX , Crème de la Mer , Darphin Deborah Lippmann , Decléor , Dior , Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder , Eylure , Fake Bake, Fashion Fair , Givenchy, Guerlain, Hissyfit, Jean Paul Gaultier , Kiehls, Victoria Jackson , Bobby Brown


Hollister Clothes Ireland

Hollister recently opened a store in Ireland – in the Dundrum Shopping Centre.

If you don’t live near Dublin   – you can still  buy Hollister clothing online with delivery to Ireland . BUT – the delivery charges will probably work out more than  the train fare to Dublin . Delivery toIreland  costs  a minimum of £23 –  rising to  £45 on orders over  £550 .

PS – You can see here about how to apply for  Jobs at Hollister in Dundrum .

You can visit Hollister Online Here –   As well as high delivery charges there may also be import duties to pay on deliveries to Ireland – an example of  duty charges would be  about £25 on an order of £160.

Listed below are some more goodonline clothes shops that deliver to Ireland who don’t charge as much as Hollister.

Banana Republic
House of Fraser
JD Sports
John Lewis
Urban Outfitters


Laser Cards Accepted at ASOS

ASOS is a great site for buying clothes – they deliver for free to Ireland , they have some great prices and they also accept Laser cards for payment.
Check out the great clothes at ASOS here

Laser cards are only issued in Ireland – and are gradually becoming less popular as some banks have replaced them with Visa Debit cards. Bank of Ireland still use laser cards – so there are thousands of Irish people who have one.
You could of course use a credit card – but many people don’t want a credit card or maybe can’t get one – so a Laser card is all they have.

One way for online shoppers to get around the problem of laser cards not being accepted on many websites – is to apply for a Prepaid Mastercard. It is a Debit card that can be used to buy things anywhere a Mastercard is accepted .
It costs €10 a year – but you can top it up online using your laser card for free. There are no fees when you use it to buy things – and it can be used online and abroad (unlike Laser).
Another money saving feature of the Prepaid Mastercard – is that it if you use it to book Ryanair flights – you don’t get charged the booking admin fee. This fee is €12 per person per return flight – so over a year if you use Ryanair a few times you will easily recoup the cost of the Prepaid Mastercard many times over.

See more here about applying for a Prepaid Mastercard at Moneybookers